Senior Synthesis

Senior Synthesis Talks are given by our Math Majors the final quarter of their senior year--usually in the spring. They culminate their math studies by presenting on topics that are of special interest to them or about which they have done in-depth research. Currently, these talks will take place via Zoom. Check this page for dates and times, as well as specifics about who will be speaking and what their subjects will be. For connection details and other questions, you may contact Professor David Neel at

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June 8, 2021 Anh Vo

Previous Speakers: The Honor Roll

June 3, 2021 Jake Goguen An Introduction to Euclidean Domains
June 3, 2021 Marlowe Hussey Modeling the Earth’s Changing Surface Temperature Using Linear Regression
June 3, 2021 Zhaofeng Li Exploring SIR Models
June 1, 2021 Rachel Ah Nee Predicting Medical Costs
June 1, 2021 Tran Bui Exploratory Data Analysis of a Seattle Crime Dataset
June 1, 2021 Bohan Hu Methods for Computing Pi
May 27, 2021 Phinzhong Jiang Modeling of Credit Risk Using Logistic Regression
May 27, 2021 Xuanzhi Li Introduction to Topology Data Analysis
May 27, 2021 Amora Yagar The Nash Equilibrium & its Economic Applications
May 25, 2021 Sal Calatola-Young A Method for Deriving Conservation Laws for Water Waves
May 25, 2021 Conor Linehan Conceptualizing Musical Phenomena with Mathematics
May 25, 2021 Ha (Mia) Pham  Symmetry in Counting
May 20, 2021 Cameron Quinn The Mathematics Behind Bitcoin
May 20, 2021 Oliver Tufte Modeling Sound Input in the Barn Owl
May 18, 2021 Bryn Lasher Enumerating Lattice Paths with Prescribed Steps
May 18, 2021 Brannon Shrock Nonparametric Testing for Bias & Game Strategies in Big Brother
May 13, 2021 Hunter Adams The KnotLink Game
May 13, 2021 Megan Christensen The Pretzel KnotLink Game
May 11, 2021 Soleil Wieland The 15 Puzzle with 2 Blank Spaces
March 19, 2021 Emma Canto Exploring Catan Strategies
Nov. 24, 2020 Giacinto Jondonovan The Navier-Stokes Equation
June 9, 2020 Annika Pangelinan The Prime Number Theorem
June 4, 2020 Jennifer Chin Visualizing Graduation Rates
June 4, 2020 Bailey Thompson Estimating Winning Percentages in Softball
June 4, 2020 Elena Volpi Persistence in STEM
June 2, 2020 Thomas Almojuela A Mathematical Representation of Lagrange Points in Planetary Orbits
June 2, 2020 Alice Vidrine Ordinal Analysis
May 28, 2020 Jason Cheung Combinations & Hands in Rummikub
May 28, 2020 Calum Craft NFL Game Theory
May 28, 2020 JingWen Xu Limit Theorems
May 26, 2020 Sarah Dipprey Linear Programming for Assignment Problems
May 26, 2020 Yifei Yu Point, Circle & Line
May 21, 2020 Haley Beuthel Public Key Cryptography
May 21, 2020 Alex Ionescu Exploring Petal Projections
May 19, 2020 Brooke Mathews, Isaac Ortega Knotris: A New Game
May 14, 2020 Finn Carrol Exploring Distance Regular Graphs
May 14, 2020 Mattia DaCampo Basketball Statistic Research
May 14, 2020 Gavin Pandya Stable Maps & Their Singularities
May 12, 2020 Hannah Potgieter, Chris Ross, Camille Zaug Nonlinear Water Wave Problems